To grow a sense of curiosity in what can be found through exploration and discovery, from within our natural world and beyond our own backyards and classrooms.
To support students’ interests being built-on to initiate project or inquiry-based learning and creating local and global communities of teachers, students, parents, and other interested learners.
James MacDiarmid [B.A; B.Ed; M.Ed.]
Founder of Barefoot, Educational Consultant, Innovator for the LEGO Foundation and an avid naturist and photographer, James has been sharing his passion for learning, science and adventure from the right age of 14, where he journeyed to the Khumbu region of the Himalayas in assisting with the construction of a school. His ambition for science communication and outreach has seen him travel to the SubAntarctic, Arctic and many places in-between, including the deserts of both Australia and mainland America.
James is a Churchill Fellowship finalist, a published author for Ottiya Magazine, Nabalo and Rattler and a regular speaker at conferences, including the UNICEF Child-Friendly Cities conference, Indonesia.
As a strong advocate for education, the potential of a human and nature's awe and wonder, James has parlayed his expertise across fields into creating evidence based learning experiences that, not just include, but rely on the natural world to deliver improvement in education, as well as positive psychological benefits.
Student Zoologist, raised on the South Coast of NSW, Australia, spending a lifetime being immersed in the wilderness of Australia and abroad. Hayden is a waterman, holds all CASA certifications, qualifications and insurances to operate commercially in the air, and has strong experience working and operating in the most remote and challenging environments, globally.
Hayden's a finalist in the Capture Magazines 2016 Emerging Photographers 'Art' Category, passionate about natural history and the production of content for science and education for schools around the world both through film and live classes.
With a deep respect for narrative and a chronic spirit of adventure, I strive to push the limits of photojournalism & film through aerial, land and sea environments.
Together, both James & Hayden, have successfully live-streamed into schools across the UK, Australia and China.